Photo: Heidi Fleiss.
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LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) As the self-proclaimed "Hollywood Madam" to the stars, Heidi Fleiss knew much about dirty dogs, but a Las Vegas judge has just shuttered her dreams of opening a dog grooming business two days after she was sentenced to three years probation on felony drug charges.
Fleiss' Dirty Dog salon had been open for just three days when Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ordered it closed Thursday.
The ruling was in response to a motion filed by Jeffery Marvian, who claims his estranged wife conspired to sell the business to Fleiss in violation of the couple's ongoing divorce action.
Marvian's attorney, Shelley Lubritz, said she recorded a conversation in which her client's wife, Nickol Marvian, admitted selling the business to Fleiss and porn star Kendra Jade Rossi behind Jeffery Marvian's back.
Lubritz said the Marvians took out a $60,000 second mortgage on their home to start the shop, so they both have an interest in the business.
Gonzalez ordered Dirty Dog to remain closed until a Sept. 30 hearing that could determine whether Fleiss will be allowed to reopen the salon.
Fleiss on Friday denied any involvement in a conspiracy and said she is confident the business will be allowed to reopen.
Photo: Heidi Fleiss' business partner, porn star Kendra Jade Ross.
"I'll just have to tell my side to the judge," she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I already had a sign made up that says I'll be open on the first (of October). On the first, I'm offering free self-washes to anyone who comes in."
On Tuesday, Fleiss was placed on probation for three years stemming from her arrest in the rural Nevada town of Parhrump where she lives. Fleiss pleaded guilty to unlawful use of methamphetamine and possession of the painkiller hydrocodone without a prescription.